Singapore has been evolving so rapidly since the 1960s. This changes are the inspiration for my Calendar project. Looking at this link below, we could see how Singapore is developing for years.
After reading it, I realized that for every development, like the building of HDBs, MRT stations, etc., there must be some places to be sacrificed. One of those places is the thieve’s market in Sungei Road. My project about gathering bits of pieces of the thieve’s market can be found here.
More reading: Long-Term Land Use Planning In Singapore
I printed my interview script on tracing paper.. The ink did not come out smoothly, but I like the effect.. I think that it is as if the history is not fully recorded.. Some are concealed by TIME.
The paper ribbon could slide perfectly well when I turn the cassette wheels around. People could slowly read the text..
I think this is an interesting way to roll time back :p
I have gone to Sungei Road Thieves’ Market, and gathered some materials for my final submission:
- PhotosThese photos can be put inside my cassette’s small publication.. Or else, they can be printed as loose cards..
Perhaps I could play this video, and project it on the screen.. At the same time, the audience could interact with my other materials..
- Ambience sound recorded inside a cassette
My publication can be in the form of small brochure inside the cassette transparent container.. The publication could contain my interview script and general information about Sungei Besar thieve’s market.
- Interview with one of the seller
My friend, Hazmi suggested that I might want to write my interview script on the cassette tape, and people can read it by turning the cassette wheel.The following pictures capture my effort to try out his idea. I am planning to print the script on thin paper and roll it inside my cassette.
- Free box from one kind uncle from the thieve’s market!
I can use this to put my collaterals inside.
I have a lot of goods to be put inside. The question is, should I put everything inside, or should I just put one or two that are the most essential?
I paired up with Hazmi Hasan and Amanda Lu in my Issue Project. We had Pulau Ubin Shoreline Erosion as our focus this time. Hence, we planned a field trip to Pulau Ubin in 9 February 2016.
Upon arriving there, we were surprised to know that Noordin campsite has been closed for more than a year due to erosion!
A campaign by Melati and Isabel Wijsen to ban plastic bags in Bali. This is our inspiration to urge people to save Pulau Ubin.
How to assembly my collaterals in a box in a nice way? Could I try assemblage art…. Which can be functional as well… That means that my audience can interact with the goods inside without ruining the layout.. I mean, because I have a cassette that eventually needs to be played on a walkman using an earphone..
Anyway, here are some inspirations..
The same as Rochor area, Losheng is also going to be demolished to make way for the building of Taipei’s Rapid Transit Systems. Hence, Chen Chieh-jen created a video installation comprising of four narratives about the people who live there.
I was reading Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley on my way on the MRT. When I arrived at this particular section about “stop planning and start acting,” I realized that this is the lesson that I learned during my group’s effort to make timekeeping device! I was affirmed that it is indeed unlikely that my first trial would be a huge success. What I have to do, at the end of the day, is keep doing and prototyping. Start making! Then, I will get better along the way.
Since I want to record places (or just one place due to time constraint) in Singapore in the form of sound and picture, I went to National Heritage Board Website for more comprehensive reference.
I am particularly interested in Sungei Road’s Thieve’s Market as it would be torn down soon due to MRT construction.